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    INSTALL, Roppe partner at NeoCon 2018

INSTALL, Roppe partner at NeoCon 2018

Glassboro, N.J.— At NeoCon 2018, INSTALL and Roppe will emphasize the value of certified installation through live, daily flooring demonstrations. As the largest commercial interiors show in North America, NeoCon 2018 will be held at Chicago’s historic Merchandise Mart from June 11-13. The INSTALL and Roppe demonstrations will be located on the 7th floor at the Interiors + SourcesMaterials Pavilion # 7-1000. This series of dynamic demonstrations will occur throughout the

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    Al’s column: The upside to polished concrete

Al’s column: The upside to polished concrete

March 19/26, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 20 By John McGrath From a design perspective, the look of polished concrete floors and open ceilings is a highly desirable, contemporary aesthetic for commercial spaces. As a major trend sweeping across retail, industrial and other markets, architects and designers are finding polished concrete has significant environmental, safety, sustainability and maintenance benefits as well. From helping to earn U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED

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    Department of Veteran Affairs adopts INSTALL certification standards

Department of Veteran Affairs adopts INSTALL certification standards

By John T. McGrath Jr. The International Standards and Training Alliance (INSTALL) has strengthened its partnership with the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The goal is to ensure floor covering is specified and installed in a way that minimizes product failures in VA facilities across the U.S. The VA actively strives for the highest level of construction and installation standards across its thousands of facilities. From the foundation to

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    Eye on installation: Fighting the labor shortage via training

Eye on installation: Fighting the labor shortage via training

October 24/31, 2016: Volume 31, Number 10 By John McGrath Gary Johnson, president and CEO of Toledo, Ohio-based American Flooring & Interiors, believes he has figured out a way to combat the single-most important issue facing the flooring industry today: the lack of qualified installers. The solution, he says, lies in a successful business model built on hiring the right people and fostering their growth via education, training and certification.

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    INSTALL expands terms of warranty program

INSTALL expands terms of warranty program

Chicago—INSTALL, the International Standards & Training Alliance, has expanded the terms of its warranty program. INSTALL will now provide its warranty contractors an additional, extended, free, non-proprietary and third-party installation warranty of $25,000 for two years. The expanded warranty is five times the original coverage amount and twice the coverage term. The INSTALL Warranty Program started in 2013 with a one-year warranty term and $5,000. “This has been a very

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    INSTALL weighs in at IIDEXCanada on flooring disasters

INSTALL weighs in at IIDEXCanada on flooring disasters

Toronto—John McGrath, director of INSTALL (International Standards & Training Alliance), a leading construction industry-endorsed floor covering installation and training certification program in North America, led a panel at IIDEXCanada Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. At the seminar, Flooring Disaster: Prevention and Recovery, McGrath said flooring contractors should’t be scapegoats every time a floor fails. Instead, due diligence should start higher up the contractor chain. “The cause of flooring problems is often

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    Judge’s panel chosen for Schönox ‘worst subfloor’ contest

Judge’s panel chosen for Schönox ‘worst subfloor’ contest

Florence, Ala. — Earlier this month HPS Schönox kicked off a Contest asking the question, Is your company working on a project that has what might be the worst subfloor in North America?  Today, the company announced who will judge the responses to that question.  Schönox put together the Worst Subfloor in North America Contest to shine a light on tough subfloor conditions, detail the best ways to renovate them,

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Shannon Specialty Floors names Ellie Dowden Priester director of marketing

Chicago—At NeoCon 2018, Shannon Specialty Floors named Ellie Dowden Priester director of marketing—a newly created position that she was promoted to here. “Ellie has played a pivotal role in the

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Armstrong energizes commercial vinyl sheet in new DecorArt Rejuvenations

Lancaster, Pa.—DecorArt Rejuvenations flooring, a vinyl sheet collection from Armstrong Flooring, introduces a versatile range of updated designs that deliver enhanced realistic visual impact and long-lasting performance to contract interiors.  New visuals with exquisite

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Crossville’s Convergence collection awarded Silver at Best of NeoCon

Crossville, Tenn.—Crossville was recognized with a Silver Award for its new Convergence glass collection at the Best of NeoCon showcase, June 11, in Chicago at the kickoff breakfast to NeoCon 2018. Honored

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